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Understanding the Probate Process in Rhode Island & Massachusetts

At The Law Offices of Senerchia & Senerchia P.C., we understand that the loss of a loved one is a profound and personal experience for every family. In these moments, the legal intricacies of estate distribution can seem overwhelming. It is here that our family extends a helping hand to yours, guiding executors of Wills and beneficiaries through the probate process in Rhode Island & Massachusetts with compassion and expertise. From the initial identification of estate assets to the final distribution to beneficiaries, we are committed to making this journey as smooth as possible for you and your family.

Probate, in Rhode Island & Massachusetts, is the legal process that ensures the assets and belongings of a deceased individual are passed on according to their wishes or, in the absence of a Will, state laws. This process can vary greatly, influenced by the presence of a valid Will and the specifics of state legislation.

The journey through probate begins with the passing of a loved one and the filing of a petition to open probate proceedings. The court then appoints an executor or personal representative, who takes on the responsibility of managing the estate. This includes notifying heirs, settling debts, and ultimately distributing assets to the rightful beneficiaries.

When a Will is present, it is carefully authenticated by the court, and its instructions are followed in the distribution of the estate, provided there are no valid contests. On the other hand, if a loved one passes without a Will, the state's intestacy laws will guide the distribution of assets.

Our role at The Law Offices of Senerchia & Senerchia P.C. goes beyond mere legal proceedings. We offer a spectrum of services to ease the probate process, from collecting life insurance proceeds and securing estate assets to managing estate accounts and facilitating the transfer of assets to beneficiaries.

If you find yourself navigating the complexities of probate, remember that you are not alone. Our family is here to support yours, ensuring that the final wishes of your loved ones are honored with dignity and respect. For a compassionate partner in this journey, reach out to us by phone at 401-615-3880 or online to schedule a free initial consultation. Together, we will ensure that your family's legacy is preserved and passed on as intended.

Our Mission

Senerchia & Senerchia PC, located in Cranston, Rhode Island, is a family-run and owned Law Firm with more than 30 years of experience. We take pride in treating our clients as part of our extended family, and as lifelong residents of our area, we truly understand our clients' unique needs. Our services are designed to address the legal needs of individuals, families, and small businesses with a focus on personalized, client-centered assistance. We focus on Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, and Wills, Business Law, and Kids Protection Planning. We have dedicated our careers to fighting for the rights of people in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.

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